www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Garmin nüvi 270
5.1 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 270

3.5“ touch screen Europe and North America Mapping Garmin Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 270

Showing 1-10 of 22
Overall 8
8.0

simple setup and operation

bob, pcRUSH.com
31 July 2009
  • Summary: Comments about Garmin nuvi 270 Automobile Navigator: We bought this for use in the U.K. where we will be living for the next three years. From our initial use we are very happy with the units performance.
  • Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls
  • Cons: No postcode search in UK
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

US AND EUROPEAN MAPS

Bockway, Amazon
2 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought this because it was about the lowest cost way to get both US and European maps in a compact, travel-friendly package. I am not displeased. It does basically what is it supposed to do.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

very useful in Ireland

John K. Lewis, Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: I bought the Nuvi a few weeks ago for use in Ireland. It was much cheaper to buy a portable GPS than rent a car with one installed. Overall it worked very well. I did run into a few problems with recently installed roundabouts which weren't in the maps but nothing major.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Good device, could use some more user-friendliness

WordCynic, Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: I will preface this review by admitting my own bias: I have quite possibly the worst sense of direction in the known universe, so I am going to love ANYTHING that helps me get lost less often. So obviously, I love this thing. I don't know what I used to do without it.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Be forewarned.

Scott B., Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: If your marriage is less than 100% secure, be careful of this product! My lovely wife Stacy is often skeptical of gadgets and has a very good sense of direction. She usually navigates as I drive.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Good in U.S., Bad in Ireland

Jeff Mcelroy, Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: Love it for the U.S. It has remote country roads in the middle of South Dakota. When I traveled to Ireland, it was useless. A majority of the roads are misplotted or missing.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Good, but some improvements needed

Stephen Ege, Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: I took the NUVI 270 on a trip to Spain, specifically selecting it for the European maps. Most of the time was spent sightseeing by foot. I never had a problem with the battery running out on me during tours of several hours (I would turn it off once I found where I was going).
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Nice GPS. Simple enough for the first time user.

NoahBody, Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: I recently acquired a Nuvi-270 and have spent a few days playing with it. ________________________________ Pros: 1) Simple to use. All basic functions are simple enough for a novice user. 2) The updated maps are extremely accurate. 3) Some fun customizations available.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Almost great

yawdem, Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: Had this for a couple of months, it really works well. It does get confused soemtimes, especially around large highway interchanges where you have parallel roads and multiple exits. The single biggest complaint I have is the touch screen keyboard. Garmin... PUT A QWERTY KEYBOARD INTERfACE!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Strong performer

Craig S. Roberts, Amazon
21 October 2007
  • Summary: I purchased the nuvi 270 for the help navigating around the English countryside. The European maps are a great value compared to a nuvi 250 and add-on maps. The unit performed very well here in the states and then made driving in the English countryside possible.
  • Read full review
Next page >>